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Flap Over Bikini Air Hostess Calendar
AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/12/07 | AP

Posted on 12/12/2007 7:15:50 PM PST by NormsRevenge

MADRID, Spain - Spain's government-run Women's Institute has labeled a 2008 calendar for low-cost airline Ryanair featuring bikini-wearing air hostesses as sexist and said it would be sending letters of complaint to Irish and EU authorities.

The institute, which defends women's rights, said that while the fact that the proceeds from calendar sales would go to charity was positive, the photographs "represent the stewardesses as sexual objects" and "reinforce discriminatory stereotypes."

"It is significant that that only women are used, in a sector in which there is a considerable percentage of men," the institute, which is part of the Labor and Social Affairs Ministry, said in a statement.

The calendars show the hostesses — one for each month — posing in bikinis on or outside airplanes. They are sold on Ryanair flights and on the Internet for 7 euros ($10.27). Proceeds go to the Irish disabled children's charity Angels Quest.

"We're not talking about morals or nudity here, it's simply how women are portrayed," institute spokeswoman Maria Jesus Ortiz said. "If there had been men in the calendar, I'm sure there would have been no controversy."

The Spanish union of consumers FACUA raised the issue Tuesday.

Ortiz said the institute would send a letter of complaint to the Irish Embassy in Spain and to the European Union's gender equality group. Ortiz added that the institute was seeking legal advice on what further action it might be able to take.

Ryanair had defended the calendar, saying the hostesses had posed voluntarily and that it was for a good cause.


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KEYWORDS: bikini; calendar; hostess; ryanair
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..the hostesses had posed voluntarily and that it was for a good cause.

They are sold on Ryanair flights and on the Internet for 7 euros ($10.27). Proceeds go to the Irish disabled children's charity Angels Quest.

1 posted on 12/12/2007 7:15:52 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Doing my public service for the day....;-)


2 posted on 12/12/2007 7:18:17 PM PST by mwyounce
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To: NormsRevenge
(Sorry, No Pics.)

Uhhhhh....that's against the rules! ;^)

3 posted on 12/12/2007 7:18:34 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: NormsRevenge
Image hosted by Photobucket.com for an abortion it's her body and shes free to do as she wishes... but pose for a picture, and the RATS are all up in arms and stuff.
5 posted on 12/12/2007 7:19:25 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m for all good causes!


6 posted on 12/12/2007 7:20:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: mwyounce

Thanks!

I was .. uhhh.. looking... uhh.. for the news release, Yeah, The news release. ;-)


03.12.07
RYANAIR CABIN CREW CALENDAR STOCKS SELLING FAST – ONLY 3,000 LEFT!

BOOK NOW FOR A CHRISTMAS DELIVERY

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO ANGELS QUEST CHARITY

http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news.php?yr=07&month=dec&story=gen-en-031207

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (Monday, 3rd December 2007) announced that its Girls of Ryanair 2008 cabin crew calendar has been flying off the shelves. All proceeds go to the Angels Quest charity, which provides respite care for children with special needs and so far 7,000 out of 10,000 copies have sold.

Lots of passengers are buying their charity calendars on-line and we advise anyone wishing to do so to book this week for a guaranteed Christmas delivery. The calendars cost just £5/€7 and are an ideal stocking filler, while helping Angels Quest continue their great work for special needs children and their families.

Speaking today, Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Peter Sherrard said:

“Our Girls of Ryanair 2008 charity calendar has been causing quite a stir and with less than a month to Christmas, now is the time to order copies for your families and friends. The calendars are available on board all Ryanair flights and can also be booked from the comfort of your home on www.ryanair.com. For a guaranteed Christmas delivery, book today while stocks last”.


7 posted on 12/12/2007 7:20:29 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: mwyounce
April!

Thanks

8 posted on 12/12/2007 7:21:37 PM PST by outofstyle (My Ride's Here)
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To: NormsRevenge
Here boys, Bikini!


9 posted on 12/12/2007 7:22:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: NormsRevenge

How amazing... people who buy calenders are typically men, and they want to buy calenders of pictures of women. That’s outright sexist and biological! :)

Feminists - killing fun since 1901!


10 posted on 12/12/2007 7:22:43 PM PST by Dragonspirit (We fight it out as good friends now, but in 2008 we UNITE against our enemy!)
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To: NormsRevenge

11 posted on 12/12/2007 7:23:38 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: NormsRevenge

It is sexist. What about all the gay men flight attendants who wanted to pose in bikinis?


12 posted on 12/12/2007 7:24:22 PM PST by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: 6ppc

Pics..

http://www.etoday.ru/2007/11/ryanair-calendar-2008.php


13 posted on 12/12/2007 7:25:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NormsRevenge

Next time there is no pictures, you are out of here.


14 posted on 12/12/2007 7:25:59 PM PST by bmwcyle (BOMB, BOMB, BOMB,.......BOMB, BOMB IRAN)
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To: Revolting cat!

Sorry, that won’t do atoll.


15 posted on 12/12/2007 7:26:18 PM PST by dighton
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To: mwyounce

Where are the airplane pics? ;O)


16 posted on 12/12/2007 7:26:40 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: NormsRevenge

https://www.ryanaircalendar.com/ryanair-calendar/


17 posted on 12/12/2007 7:26:43 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Revolting cat!

That’s not it Atoll.


18 posted on 12/12/2007 7:27:17 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Chode
for an abortion it's her body and shes free to do as she wishes... but pose for a picture, and the RATS are all up in arms and stuff.

Got to be about the most profound statement I think I've heard all week. Thank you.

19 posted on 12/12/2007 7:28:09 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
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To: 1rudeboy

Oh snap! Classic.


20 posted on 12/12/2007 7:28:35 PM PST by Son Of The Godfather ("You're it!"... Get it?... It's a "tag" line. :))
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank you... thank you... you’ve saved my life. Now that I have seen April, I have a new reason to live.


21 posted on 12/12/2007 7:29:46 PM PST by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: george76

There it is! Thank You!


22 posted on 12/12/2007 7:29:49 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: NurdlyPeon
Image hosted by Photobucket.com thx...
23 posted on 12/12/2007 7:30:06 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: mwyounce

A good start, but this is a serious matter.

And as such, serious detailed forensic work should not
require a magnifying glass or microscope.


24 posted on 12/12/2007 7:31:34 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Revolting cat!

That’s taking quite atol on my sense of humor!


25 posted on 12/12/2007 7:34:05 PM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Cheap: Only 5 pounds ?

More here

26 posted on 12/12/2007 7:36:19 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: dighton; 1rudeboy

Geez....2 of you beat me to it AND you spelled it correctly...

...walks away feeling useless.....


27 posted on 12/12/2007 7:37:35 PM PST by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: Chode

Spain has RATS?


28 posted on 12/12/2007 7:42:10 PM PST by loreldan (Without coffee I am nothing.)
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To: george76
But a dubious new calendar featuring scantily-clad Ryanair girls posing in the skimpiest of bikinis will do nothing to improve public perception of the trolley dolly.

Trolley dolly! What a great term!

29 posted on 12/12/2007 7:45:11 PM PST by iowamark
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To: mwyounce
For example, consider the avionics involved.
These cannot be appreciated in lo res.


30 posted on 12/12/2007 7:48:08 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: loreldan
Image hosted by Photobucket.com pc-wackos, feminazies, treehuggers, democRATS, leftists, socialists and communists of every stripe are ALL RATS to me regardless of country of origin.

verstehen???

31 posted on 12/12/2007 7:48:43 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: george76

Are there other calendars which need to be examined and commented upon? Compare and contrast. It is the American way.


32 posted on 12/12/2007 7:52:26 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Texas Songwriter

Many calendars apparently. Too few hours.
[Must get back to work.]


33 posted on 12/12/2007 7:54:25 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Chode

tread lightly.

The mods removed post 4 for less than your post...
Touchy about gays and feminism, I suppose..


34 posted on 12/12/2007 8:03:29 PM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: Chode

“It is significant that that only women are used...”

ooooook?
Why would anyone wanna see guys in bikinis... geez!

I’m still undecided anyway, I need to study the pictures a little more before I conclude which side I’m on.


35 posted on 12/12/2007 8:09:16 PM PST by FunkyZero
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To: Diogenesis

Dusseldorf weeze? Yes, I’m sitting here wheezing, myself.


36 posted on 12/12/2007 8:11:45 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: mwyounce

NOT GUILTY!


37 posted on 12/12/2007 8:13:24 PM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to protect it.)
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To: Chode

A very good point indeed! Nice shot.


38 posted on 12/12/2007 8:21:45 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: dighton
Sorry, that won’t do atoll.

Ouch

39 posted on 12/12/2007 8:39:51 PM PST by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: mwyounce
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
40 posted on 12/12/2007 8:43:47 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: NormsRevenge
Miss March sure does know how to handle a hose!


41 posted on 12/12/2007 8:47:49 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Revolting cat!

On my patience, you take atoll.


42 posted on 12/12/2007 8:48:47 PM PST by Erasmus (My simplifying explanation had the disconcerting side effect of making the subject incomprehensible.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wow, good looking attendants and good fares. Kinda the opposite of United’s strategy.


43 posted on 12/12/2007 8:56:07 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: NormsRevenge

You guys are all so FUNNY!! Thanks for the relief. As a female, I object to this out of pure jealousy only. If I can’t be that young, pretty and thin then no one should.


44 posted on 12/12/2007 9:06:30 PM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: NormsRevenge
"If there had been men in the calendar, I'm sure there would have been no controversy."

Right. Cuz we KNOW that women wouldn't think any sexual thoughts about a guys bulge or buns or abs, pecs or biceps, or otherwise about his looks. Women are the most nonsexual creatures on planet Earth. Everyone knows that!

What drivel!

It was ok when the commercials aired about the battleaxes breaking the office copier so that the hot copier repairman could come over for a visit. It was just fine when there was a commercial about a nest of women staring out a window at a bunch of construction workers without tops across the street sweating in the sun, etc.

Sure. Right.

45 posted on 12/12/2007 9:20:28 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.)
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To: mwyounce

This thread is absolutely useless with ... oh. Nevermind ;)


46 posted on 12/12/2007 9:21:20 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.)
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To: Chode
" pc-wackos, feminazies, treehuggers, democRATS, leftists, socialists and communists of every stripe are ALL RATS to me regardless of country of origin. "
It all boils down to Mental Illness.
Liberalism is a certified mental illness.
47 posted on 12/12/2007 9:36:14 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Diogenesis

Thank God for a wonderful work of art.


48 posted on 12/12/2007 9:37:22 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I can’t offer the thread any Stewardess calendars but here is a Hooters calendar.

http://www.joe-ks.com/archives_dec2006/2007HootersCalendar.htm


49 posted on 12/12/2007 9:37:35 PM PST by tlb
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To: NormsRevenge

“Flap Over Bikini Air Hostess Calendar”

Wins Delacon’s “must click on” daily headline award.


50 posted on 12/12/2007 9:39:52 PM PST by Delacon
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